Python is not my language, but changing the Active-Directory password
via LDAP is something I do.
As far as your URL is concerned :
Your LDAP URL should be like :
host = 'LDAP://10.172.0.79/dc=directory,dc=example,dc=com'
With 'LDAP' and not 'ldap' and the good directory path behind.
As far as the password is concerned :
First : As far as I understand you can change the AD
unicode_pass only if you server has a certificate and
if you contact if via LDAPS (SSL).
Second : the password is given with double qote
password test.2006 becomes "test.2006".
Third : the resutl must be coded in unicode.
Once you have installed Certificate Server you just have to reboot your
server to have AD waiting on port 636 (LDAPS). On Python side, here is what
I found :
l = ldap.initialize("LDAPS://10.172.0.79:636")
l.set_option( ldap.OPT_X_TLS_DEMAND, True )
l.set_option( ldap.OPT_DEBUG_LEVEL, 255 )